A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Hon. William E. ChandlerAug. 1, 1907 from BostonNHHS 

Understands he cannot give permission to interview the Glovers.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #130]


To Hon. William E. ChandlerOct. 17, 1907, from BostonNHHS 

Found his September 13 letter when she returned. Hopes to see him about the Eddy matter.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #131]


To Witter BynnerFeb. 4, [1908?], from BostonHarvard 

Thanks for his book of poems. Received one by Ford Madox Hueffer [Ford] the same day. Particularly likes the "Harvard Ode" and "The Fruits of the Earth."   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #133]


To Mrs. [Annetta Johnson] Saint-Gaudens,  Tuesday [pm. Feb. 4, 1908] , from BostonDartmouth 

Would be happy to meet her if she is in Boston. Believes a better title for her book of poems is "Songs of Pain and Renunciation."   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #134]


To Annie Adams Fields,  Wednesday [early 1908?] , from The Parker House, BostonHuntington 

Looks forward to seeing her this afternoon. Sorry to have telephoned so persistently. Has long wanted to know her and Miss Jewett.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #135]


To Annie Fields,  Wednesday night [April 1908?] Huntington 

Enjoyed seeing Mrs. Gardener's [Isabella Stewart Gardner?] house last week, with daffodils in bloom. Has returned library books and asked them to keep her card in case she comes back. Came to Boston in pursuit of Mrs. Eddy and likes the city better and better. In New York, feels under siege. Wishes Mr. McClure had come and introduced her last year, but is glad they finally met. Her friendship and Jewett's make the year's work worthwhile.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #136]


To Sarah Orne JewettDec. 19, [1908], from New York ; Harvard 

Has read her letter many times. These past few years has felt confused, tired, drained of energy by the job and has felt cut off from her self. Mr. McClure wants her to become another Ida Tarbell; he doesn't believe she will ever be much of a writer of fiction. Feels as much a beginner in her writing as she ever did, as if she hadn't learned at all. Doesn't even have the feeling of learning about other things, as when she was a teacher. Hectic pace is giving her a bad temperament. Glad to have her salary; needs to help out the family now and then; but could quit now and have enough in the bank to live on for three or four years. Has reread "Martha's Lady," such a beautiful story. Will hope to get up to Boston after Christmas.   Willa   [Stout #145]


To Prof. Hugo MunsterbergMar. 4, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; BPL 

Mr. McClure hopes he will do some articles on Germany while there. Especially interested in something on German railroads. Hopes to see him in Boston in two weeks.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #170]


To Prof. Hugo MunsterbergMar. 14, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; BPL 

Mr. McClure will be in the office March 25 to April 5. Please stop by if in town. Will be in Boston April 6–14 and could see him then. Glad for him to write whatever he wishes about Germany. Perhaps the schools?   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #172]


To Prof. Hugo MunsterbergApr. 27, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; BPL 

Can offer a four article series, one dealing with German education, one on municipal government, and two others on whatever he thinks important about German civilization. Series title might be "When I Came Home." Will run in four consecutive numbers. All right to do something on German theater for a literary magazine such as Atlantic.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #174]


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